Caribbean blogs and forums have been racking up hits thanks to a XXX sex-dance performance by pop celeb Akon and a 15-year old girl. NSFW / S (The Voice, UK:)
(From Global Voices:) The recent scandal involving US hip-hop artist Akon brutally gyrating on a 15-year-old Trinidadian girl at the island’s popular Zen nightclub has taken both the mainstream media and"International R&B artist Akon has come under fire after he ‘dry humped’ a pastor’s 15-year-old daughter on stage during a performance on April 12 in Trinidad.
The pair’s dance antics have been described as ‘lewd’ by the island’s Junior National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds.
Hinds has called for Akon to be charged with “lewd dancing in public,” and described the teenager, Danah Alleyne, as ‘stupid’ for taking part.
However the girl’s brother, Ian Alleyne, head of Trinidad and Tobago Crime Watch, slammed Hinds. On the minister’s comment, he said: “We have the second coming of Jesus Christ in Trinidad, because he (Hinds) is the only human being who has never done anything wrong in his entire life".
Alleyne said his sister was "not dumb or foolish, and whoever is without sin should cast the first stone" at her.
Danah is the daughter of Flaming Word Ministry pastor Dave Alleyne."
In a bid to stem the already extensive and continuous coverage of the event, the teenager’s family is seeking to legally bar the media from further publishing photos and the girl’s name, as she is a minor. Club Zen has apologized for the incident. But apologies have not appeased some bloggers, who remain outraged about the whole episode.
The Modest Goddess has seen the video and is
Trinidad Carnival Diary reports that Club Zen has been shut down indefinitely on the heels of another unsavoury incident involving a music star - but
“not sure what’s more disturbing - the girl being flung and dragged around the stage, legs twisted into varying positions to facilitate his act until he abandons her crumpled on the floor? Or the cheering of the crowd, the roaring approval of the crowd, the screaming, clapping, appreciative crowd. The same crowd that now stands in judgement of what happened.”
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports that the closure was short-lived:
"Controversy surrounded the nightclub following a sequence of highly publicized incidents, the latest being a confrontation between a club patron and a group of Soca artistes including Machel Montano. It resulted in a club patron being hospitalized. Montano and Soong both gave statements to the police. This scandal also followed a widely publicized incident involving an under-aged girl in a sexually charged dance with international artiste, Akon."perhaps making Genie X’s comment about Akon all the more relevant:
adouglas8403 on mediatakeout.com comments:
“But what of Akon? He was deceitful, egotistical, misogynistic, disrespectful and contemptuous. What price has he paid for his behaviour? What have been the repercussions of acting like an animal? Well, the only one I have seen so far, is that his record label has rallied to protect its ‘investment’, by attempting to hide the evidence of his despicable acts by having it removed from You Tube. Any and every behaviour by black people against black people is okey-dokey with them as long as the music keeps selling. Beyond this one disheartening act, there is the loud and eloquent sound of silence.”
I don't know, she looks pretty happy to me! Why would a preacher let her daughter go to an Akon concert and most importantly, why would her father let her wear something like that if she's really 14??!! I don't think he'd even let her out at 18 looking like that! She HAD to have snuck out of the house or something! Or she could've changed at the concert!